Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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All Disciplines

New Zealand
East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Grant Activity

Scholars must be based full-time at a New Zealand institution to teach, conduct research or undertake a project combining both activities. Teaching activities can include teaching original material, teaching an existing course, presenting workshops and seminars, and supervising graduate-level students.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. 

To support this mission, applicants should demonstrate how they will interact with and contribute professionally and personally to their host institution as well as their wider New Zealand community to maximize their Fulbright experience. 

Scholars are expected to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities. In line with this, scholars are expected to deliver one or more lectures/seminars at New Zealand higher education or research institutions, and to participate fully in any activities arranged by Fulbright New Zealand.

Grant Length
Three to five months
Grant Dates

Grants must begin in February 2022. 


Eligible institutions include universities, non-profit organizations, government agencies, cultural and medical institutions, as well as research organizations and think tanks.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

Applications in all disciplines will be considered. It is expected that projects will be of bilateral value, and that benefits and relevance to the US will be articulated within an application. However, particular preference will be given to projects of significant value or benefit to New Zealand, projects of significant interest and value to scholars in New Zealand, and projects which require access to specific individuals, materials or institutions unique to New Zealand.

Please note, comparative projects will be assessed carefully for their merit and rigour and must be of the highest calibre. This is particularly important with regards to the value of the proposed project to New Zealand, and for any research related or relevant to Māori and other minority populations.

Special Features

East Asia Pacific Fulbright Regional Travel Grant
Fulbright Scholars in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region have the opportunity to apply for funds to support short-term (3-14 days) travel to other countries in the EAP region for activities such as lectures, workshops, graduate or faculty seminars, master classes or recitals, curricular advising or panel presentations. EAP Regional Travel Program funding covers transportation only. Regional Travel Program activities/host sites should not be included in the initial Fulbright application. Scholars may pursue invitations for short-term activities in other EAP countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant, and may only apply for travel program funds once they have actively started their Fulbright grant in their host country. 

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, except early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 4
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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